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Mexico Travel: Most Popular Articles

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Do U.S. citizens need a passport to travel to...
Find out about current entry requirements and whether you need a passport for travel to Mexico.
Posadas
Posadas are a Mexican Christmas tradition that take place from December 16 to 24. Its celebration uses songs and processions inside and outdoors.
20 de Noviembre - Día de la Revolución
November 20th is Revolution Day in Mexico, the day the Mexican revolution is commemorated.
Mexican Christmas Foods
These Mexican dishes are served at Christmas and will add a Mexican touch to any holiday celebration.
The Top 10 Adults-Only Resorts in Mexico
Find Mexico's best adults-only resorts and hotels.
No Bikini Required: Nude and Topless Beaches in...
Hoping to enjoy your Mexican vacation in the buff? Here is the low-down on topless, nude and clothing optional beaches and resorts in Mexico.
Not hot all the time! Find out what weather to...
The weather in Mexico varies by region. Here's info about the climate and seasons to help you decide when to travel and what to pack.
When Is the Best Time to Visit Mexico?
To decide what is the best time of year to travel to Mexico, you need to take into account the weather and events and whether it's high or low season.
8 Things You Need to Consider before Traveling...
Here is some information you want to be sure to be aware of when planning a trip to Mexico.
When Should You Tip in Mexico, and How Much?
In Mexico tipping is expected in many situations. Learn about Mexican tipping customs, including who and how much to tip.
10 Essential Mexico City Sights
The top ten Mexico City sights you should visit to make the most of your time.
What Travel Documents Do You Need for Mexico?
For travel to Mexico by land and sea, there are a few valid travel documents that may act as substitutes for a passport.
The Mexican Revolution
The Mexican Revolution began on November 20th, 1910, and lasted for ten years. It was initiated by Francisco I. Madero to oust Porfirio Diaz. Read about the causes and outcome of the Mexican Revolution.
What is the Mexican Birthday Song?
This traditional Mexican song is sung in the morning to wake up a loved one on their birthday. Here are the lyrics and a translation of Las Mañanitas.
Celebrate Day of the Dead with these Mexican...
Learn about the history and meaning of some of the foods that are eaten during the Day of the Dead season in Mexico, or placed on the altars as offerings for the spirits.
10 Picture-Perfect Beach Destinations in Mexico
Wondering where you should go for your Mexican beach vacation? This list of the most popular Mexico beach destinations will help you decide.
What You Must Know Before Your Child Travels to...
Entry requirements for children's travel to Mexico.
The Mexican Flag
Find out about the history and meaning of the Mexican flag, and its colors and symbols.
Packing Essentials: What You Need on a Trip to...
Deciding what to take and what to leave behind is an important part of your travel planning. Here are some tips to help you pack for your trip to Mexico.
Cancun's 5 Best Adults-Only All-Inclusive Hotels
Great adults only all inclusives in Cancun. Discover five of the best all inclusive hotels and resorts in Cancun, Mexico.
Top Mexico Destinations
A directory listing of Mexico destinations. Mexico has so many great destinations it may be hard to pick where you want to go. Here's some basic information about Mexico's most popular destinations to help you choose the perfect place for your Mexican vacation.
Mexico's Best Surfing Spots
The best surf spots in Mexico. From Baja California to Oaxaca, here are the best spots for surfing in Mexico.
From World Wonders to Water Parks: The Top 10...
Don't just stay in Cancun! Explore the area by taking one of these Cancun day trips.
All You Need to Know about Exchanging Money in...
Find out the best way to carry money with you on your trip to Mexico, and where to exchange it to pesos in order to get the best exchange rate.
13 Must-Know Travel Tips for Staying Safe in...
In order to increase your chances of having a safe and pleasant vacation, follow these tips for Mexico travel safety.
New Rules for Exchanging US Dollars for Pesos...
There are new regulations regarding exchanging US dollars in Mexico that may affect how you can pay for goods and services.
Christmas in Mexico
Mexican Christmas celebrations include traditions such as posadas, pastorelas, villancicos and nacimientos. Here's how to celebrate Christmas in Mexico.
Posada Song
Lyrics and translation of the Mexican Christmas Posada song, which is sung in traditional posadas.
Do Minors Traveling in Mexico Need a Parental...
When only one parent is traveling with a child, they must carry a notarized letter from the other parent authorizing the child to travel to Mexico.
Honoring the deceased: Mexico's Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead (called Día de los Muertos in Spanish), is a Mexican holiday in which families remember their dead, place altars in their homes and decorate tombs in cemeteries.
Thinking about traveling to Mexico during...
Travel to certain areas of Mexico during hurricane season carries both advantages and risks.
Lose Your Inhibitions at the Hidden Beach...
The Hidden Beach Resort is a luxurious, all-inclusive resort for nudists. Located on the Mayan Riviera, the Hidden Beach Resort offers guests the opportunity to enjoy their vacation in the nude.
When Should You Visit Mexico? A Month-by-Month...
This month-by-month guide to Mexico highlights the most important festivals, holidays, and events taking place each month of the year, as well as offering information about weather conditions, and high season to help you decide when to travel to Mexico.
Mexico Trivia Quiz
Mexico Trivia Quiz Test your knowledge of Mexican geography, history and culture Sorry, but this quiz
5 Secret Mexican Beaches: Escape to a Hidden...
Forget Acapulco, Cancun and the Mayan Riviera. These secret beach destinations offer sun and sand without the crowds.
What You Need to Know about Mexican Currency...
A run-down with pictures of Mexican money, from the 1,000 peso to the 20 peso bill.
Food, film, folk art and more festivals in...
From the Día de la Revolución to film festivals in Oaxaca and Morelia, you'll find lots to do in Mexico in November.
Volaris Airline
Volaris is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
All You Need to Know about Using Phones in Mexico
This guide will give you information on how to make and receive Mexico phone calls, with information about country and area codes and emergency numbers.
What is a tourist card and how do I get one?
A tourist card, or FMT, is a tourist visa required for tourists in Mexico who will be staying longer than 72 hours, or traveling outside the United States-Mexico border zone.
Visiting Mexico's Riviera Maya: Where to Go,...
The Riviera Maya, also known as the Mayan Riviera is a beautiful destination south of Cancun. It has some of Mexico's best beaches and lots of options for ecotourism and watersports.
Spanish Phrases to Learn Before You Go to Mexico
Learn a few simple phrases in Spanish before your trip to Mexico.
Worried About Montezuma’s Revenge? 6 Ways...
A case of upset stomach can put a severe cramp in your vacation. Learn what measures you can take to prevent the dreaded
Mexican National Holidays
List of Mexican national public holidays
What Is a Passport Card and How Can You Get One?
Offered as an alternative to the traditional passport, the passport card is geared toward US citizens who frequently cross borders over land or water into Mexico, Canada or the Caribbean.
Interjet Airline
Interjet is a low-cost Mexican airline operating out of Mexico City. Their fleet of Airbus A320s, competitive pricing and variety of destinations both domestic and international, make Interjet a good choice for air travel in and to Mexico.
Mexico's 4 Leading Airlines
Here's a list of Mexico's airlines to look into when contemplating air travel in Mexico.
Discover Mexico City's historical center on foot
Visit Mexico City's important sights in this walking tour of the nation's capital, which will take you from the Zocalo to the Alameda.
Top 10 Natural Wonders of Mexico
Here are ten of Mexico's most breathtaking natural wonders. From miles-deep canyons to stunning volcanoes, Mexico is home to some awe-inspiring landscapes.
Piñata
Breaking a piñata is an important part of a Mexican fiesta. Learn about the history and significance of this activity, and the song that accompanies it.
Posada Song Translation
An English translation of the posada song which is sung in traditional Mexican Christmas posadas. Page 2.
The Quinceañera, a traditional Mexican...
Learn about the Mexican custom of the quinceañera and how it is celebrated.
Meals and Mealtimes in Mexico
An essential guide for dining in Mexico - a list of meals and mealtimes.
All You Need to Know to Travel Mexico by Bus
Bus travel in Mexico can be both efficient and economical. Many long-distance bus lines provide excellent service across the country.
Your Complete Guide to Cancun: Dining, Day...
Cancun, Mexico's leading tourist resort area in the state of Quintana Roo, has beautiful beaches and modern hotels.
From to Christmas celebrations, don't miss...
This month Mexicans celebrate the Virgin of Guadalupe as well as the posadas and of course, Christmas. Find out what else is on in Mexico in December.
How to Get a US or Canadian Passport
Resources on how to apply for and get a passport to travel to Mexico, including U.S. and Canadian passport holders.
Mexico’s Top 5 Islands
Five of Mexico's best islands, from an uninhabited isla in Baja to a fun-filled tourist spot near Cancun.
Mexico Travel Do's and Don'ts
Find out what you should and shouldn't do for your Mexico vacation with these dos and don'ts.
Mexico City Airport Guide
Find out how to get to and around the Mexico City Airport with this guide to Mexico City's Benito Juarez International Airport.
When Is Semana Santa (Holy Week) in Mexico?
Semana Santa is a major holiday in Mexico. Find out the dates of Semana Santa.
Basílica de Guadalupe
The Basilica de Guadalupe in Mexico City is located on Tepeyac Hill where the Virgin of Guadalupe first appeared to Juan Diego in 1531.
Tulum, stunning Mayan archaeological site on...
The ancient Mayan site of Tulum is located in the Riviera Maya south of Cancun. Located on the beautiful Caribbean coast, Tulum is among the most visually striking places in Mexico.
Mesoamerica
The term Mesoamerica refers to a geographical and cultural area which extends from central Mexico down through Central America, including Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Tropical Fruit of Mexico
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with.
Magnificent archaeological site near Mexico City
Tips for touring the popular Teotihuacan archaeological site located north of Mexico City, including the famous Pyramid of the Sun. Page 4.
What to Know Before Buying an All-Inclusive...
Before you buy a Mexican all-inclusive vacation there are some factors you should consider to help you choose the all-inclusive resort that's best for you.
You'll Be Tempted by Temptation Resort and Spa...
The Temptation Resort and Spa in Cancun is an adult-only all-inclusive resort with three topless-optional swimming pools and fun adult activities.
Why to Stay at El Dorado Royale Resort in Mexico
A review of El Dorado Casitas Royale, an all-inclusive, adults-only resort on the Riviera Maya, Mexico.
How to Bring Your Pet to Mexico
Planning a trip to Mexico and want to take you pet? Find out the rules for entering Mexico with pets and what steps you should take in advance.
Can I drink the water in Mexico?
Travelers to Mexico FAQ - Can I drink the water?
Maps and Satellite Images of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
Mexico Travel Warning
Travel alerts inform travelers about situations which may pose a risk for them. Find out about the US State Department's current travel alert for Mexico.
Dengue Fever in Mexico
Information about Dengue fever in Mexico, symptoms, treatment and how to avoid infection.
Tulum
Tulum, on the Mayan Riviera, is a small town with a gorgeous beach and beautiful Mayan ruins. Page 18.
Chichén Itzá Visitor's Guide
Chichén Itzá, the most famous Mayan temple city, was the political and economic center of the Mayan civilization and is one of the New 7 World Wonders.
Viva Aerobus Airline
Viva Aerobus is a low-cost Mexican airline serving 27 Mexican destinations and a few cities in the United States.
Is Mexico Safe for Tourists? Get the Truth...
Many people contemplating travel to Mexico worry about whether or not it is safe. Here are some safety tips and advice on where to go.
Mexico's Monarch Butterfly Reserves: When to...
Information about Monarch butterflies and guide to visiting the Monarch butterfly reserves in Mexico, as well as photos of Monarch butterflies.
Mexican Mariachi Music
Mariachi is a type of music that is considered to be representative of Mexico.
Discover the 9 beautiful bays of Huatulco, Mexico
Huatulco, or Las Bahias de Huatulco, is a beach resort area located on the Mexican Pacific coast in the state of Oaxaca.
Political Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico. Page 2.
8 Essential Tips for Female Travelers in Mexico
Tips for women traveling in Mexico. These tips will help you stay safe and have a pleasant time during your Mexican vacation.
The Beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera
Isla Mujeres' Playa Norte (North Beach) is a hip locale with cozy beach clubs and beautiful calm shallow waters.
Learn About Holy Week and Easter Traditions in...
Holy Week in Mexico is both a religious and a secular holiday. Find out how Mexicans celebrate Semana Santa, the week leading up to Easter.
Mexico Travel: What to See and Do in Playa del...
Playa del Carmen is a beachfront city on the Riviera Maya, Mexico. Find out what to see and do in Playa del Carmen with our Playa del Carmen guide.
Discover the wonders of Mexico's Yucatan...
Mexico's Yucatan Peninsula offers a wide range of activities and attractions from beautiful beaches, ecological reserves, colonial cities and vibrant culture.
The Maya from ancient times to the present day
The Maya occupied a vast area covering southeast Mexico and the Central American countries of Guatemala, Belize, Honduras and El Salvador.
Top 10 Free Things to Do in Mexico City
There are plenty of options in Mexico City for travelers on a budget. Here is a list of free things to do in Mexico City.
What Is Día de la Candelaria in Mexico...
Dia de la Candelaria, or Candlemas, is celebrated in Mexico on February 2nd. Find out about the origins of this fiesta and the celebrations that occur on this date.
4 Great Riviera Maya Adults-Only All-Inclusives
Four exceptional all inclusive adults-only resort's on Mexico's beautiful Caribbean coast, the Riviera Maya
Mamey
The mamey fruit has a brown skin and fleshy orange pulp that is remarkably sweet. Page 3.
New Year's Eve in Mexico
Learn how Mexicans celebrate New Year's Eve and New Year's Day.
Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico.
What is a degustation menu?
Description of a degustation menu, a popular option in many restaurants today.
Los Cabos
Los Cabos, located on the tip of Mexico's Baja Peninsula, is a popular beach resort area. Page 7.
Loquat (Nisperos)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 5.
Flying Mexican Discount Airlines
Information about air travel in Mexico and tips and tricks for finding and purchasing airline tickets from Mexican discount airlines.
Should You Visit Mexico During Rainy Season?
Find out when is rainy season in Mexico and some ideas for travel during that time of year.
10 Beautiful Beaches to Discover in Cancun and...
Visitors to Cancun and the Mayan Riviera have a wealth of beaches from which to choose. This guide to the beaches of Cancun and the Mayan Riviera will help you decide which beach to go to for your perfect beach getaway.
4 Great All-Inclusive Family Resorts on the...
Four great family friendly all inclusives on Mexico's Riviera Maya, including Akumal Beach Resort.
7 of Mexico's most colorful Day of the Dead...
Day of the Dead festivities take place throughout Mexico, but these are the destinations that are home to the most colorful celebrations.
Merida and Cancun: A One Week Itinerary
Merida is a colonial city in the Yucatan Peninsula. Here is a suggested itinerary for a few days in Merida.
Secrets Maroma Beach
A profile of Secrets Maroma Beach, a couples-oriented all-inclusive resort on Mexico’s Riviera Maya.
Beyond Chips and Guac: The Best Food in the...
Information about Yucatecan cuisine and a glossary of popular dishes found in the Yucatan Peninsula, Mexico.
Guavas (Guayabas)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 4.
Taxco
Taxco is a charming town, famous world-wide for its silver production. Page 17.
Mexico City Bus Stations
There are four main long-distance bus stations in Mexico City. Determine which station you need to get to for buses to your destination.
Soursop (Guanabana)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 2.
Discover the National Museum of Anthropology in...
Information about the National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico City: how to get there, hours, highlights.
Transportation in Mexico
Find out the best way to get around Mexico with this list of modes of transportation and the pros and cons of each.
Cancun
Cancun, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife. Page 2.
Map of Mexican States
Here's a map of Mexican states with links to information about the states. Page 3.
Independence Day in Mexico
On September 15th and 16th Mexican Independence is celebrated throughout the country with a variety of activities.
Puerto Vallarta
A directory listing of destinations in Mexico. Consult this listing to decide where to go in Mexico. Page 14.
Do Canadian citizens need a passport to travel...
Entry requirements for Canadian citizens traveling to Mexico
Cabo San Lucas & San Jose del Cabo: Sun,...
A beach resort area at the tip of the Baja California Peninsula, Los Cabos comprises the towns of San Jose del Cabo, Cabo San Lucas, and the area between them known as the Corridor.
San Miguel de Allende
San Miguel de Allende is a colonial town in central Mexico which is popular with artists and expatriates. Page 16.
Anona - Cherimoya
Here are some fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 6.
When is carnival celebrated in Mexico?
Carnival is celebrated in Mexico each spring. The exact dates vary from year to year. Find out when carvaval is celebrated in Mexico.
Must visit in Mexico City: La Casa Azul, Frida...
The family home of Frida Kahlo offers a glimpse into this Mexican artist's life.
Playa Sonrisa
Playa Sonrisa is a clothing optional hotel in Xcalak on Mexico's Costa Maya.
Pomegranate (Granada)
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 8.
Mazatlán
Mazatlán is a well-established tourist destination that maintains its Mexican traditions and atmosphere. The vibe is laid back, but there's no lack of fun thanks to the host of water sports and wildlife watching activities available. Page 8.
Acapulco
Acapulco, on Mexico's Pacific coast, has a beautiful bay and wild nightlife.
Relief Map of Mexico
View maps and satellite images of Mexico. Page 4.
San Cristobal de las Casas
San Cristobal de las Casas is a lovely colonial city in the southern Mexican state of Chiapas, San Cristobal de las Casas has cobblestone streets, houses with slanted red tiled roofs, and impressive colonial architecture. Page 15.
What is the tourist tax refund and how do I get...
Find out about tax refunds for tourists to Mexico, see if you're eligible to receive a tax refund, and how to go about claiming your tax refund.
Prickly Pear (Tuna)
Here are some tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 7.
Mayan Ruins of the Yucatan Peninsula
Among the Yucatan Peninsula's most fascinating attractions are the amazing Mayan ruins which can be found throughout the area.
Travel guide to Mexico's vibrant capital city
Here is all the information you need to enjoy your trip to Mexico City, including Mexico City sights and attractions, getting there and getting around, where to stay and where to eat in Mexico City.
The Tides Riviera Maya Review
A review of The Tides Riviera Maya, Mexico, a luxury resort for couples
Agave Flowers
Here are some photos of tropical fruits and plants found in Mexico that you may not be familiar with. Page 9.
Great Mexican Resorts Where the Kids Stay Free
Find out about some resorts in Mexico offering kids stay free specials.
What is the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative?
Find out what the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative entails and the timeline for its implementation.
What's on in Mexico in January: From Kings Day...
From New Year's celebrations to King's Day and cultural festivals galore, there's plenty to do in Mexico in January.
Ixtapa
Ixtapa, located on the Pacific coast of the state of Guerrero, offers modern tourist amenities on a stretch of gorgeous coastline. Page 6.
Kings Day in Mexico
Kings Day is celebrated on January 6 in Mexico. This is the day that Mexican children receive gifts brought by the 3 kings, or Magi.
Buying Gas in Mexico
Find out some tips for buying gas in Mexico.
Summertime... not a bad time to visit Mexico!
Reasons to travel to Mexico in summer. Find out about summer weather in Mexico, summer festivals and holidays, and special activities for this time of year. Here's a look at what Mexico has to offer in the months of June, July and August.
Guadalajara City Guide
Guadalajara, in the state of Jalisco, is Mexico's second largest city and a great place to experience Mexican culture.
Cozumel Island
Cozumel is the largest island in the Mexican Caribbean, one of the main ports of call for Mayan Riviera cruises, and Mexico's best scuba diving destination.
Huatulco
Huatulco, on the Pacific coast of the state of Oaxaca, is a beautiful beach destination. Page 5.
Learn about the history of Cinco de Mayo and...
In Mexico the Cinco de Mayo holiday is a commemoration of a battle that took place in Puebla in 1862. Festivities in Puebla are particularly vibrant.
A colorful display of diversity: Oaxaca's...
The Guelaguetza is a traditional folk dance festival which is celebrated in Oaxaca at the end of July. Find out the dates in 2014.
Oaxaca City and Huatulco: A One Week Itinerary
Oaxaca City, the capital of Oaxaca state, is a colonial city with a strong indigenous presence.
What you need to know about travel to Puerto...
Puerto Vallarta is a popular beach resort area and an important port of call for cruise ships.
Mexico’s Best White-Sand Beaches: 7...
Our favorite white-sand beaches in Mexico, from Cabo San Lucas to the Caribbean coastline of the Riviera Maya. Seven perfect stretches of sand for every taste.
Mexico's Best Surf for Beginners
Mexico is a great destination for learning to surf. Find out where to find the best surf spots and surf camps in Mexico for beginners.
Merida
Merida is a colonial city on the Yucatan Peninsula, with a flourishing cultural scene. Page 9.
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